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Old 02-08-2009, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I Love Nashville! Thank you for the pictures!
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Ok, it's time to move south. We've visited Greenville, SC and were impressed but I'm not sure I'm ready for the really slow pace. Any suggestions on somewhere in the southeast where there are walking trails, good concerts, access to an airport, decent commuting times, and reasonable cost of living?
I reccommend Richmond, Virginia. Lots of beautiful architecture, homes, museums, and wonderful parks.
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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I'm gonna throw Chattanooga Tn into the mix.
It's smaller but has spent a lot of time and $$ revitalizing the downtown. You're just a little over an hour from Atlanta and not far from Nashville either if you need a big city fix.
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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Atlanta. Fast-paced city living and probably cheaper than where you're at now. Most of SC has that 'Slow pace' you're not ready for.
Ahem. The OP wanted "reasonable commuting times." Unless you just enjoy sitting in your car three hours daily, Atlanta ain't it.

These are Southern cities that I, based on my travels, think have a great balance of reasonable COL, shorter commutes, a decent airport, and great overall quality of life: Nashville, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Richmond, Savannah, Charleston, Tallahassee, and Knoxville.
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Louisville, KY (depends on where you stand on South vs Midwest) is worth a shot
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:31 PM
 
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Any particular reason you are posting this here?

I moved back to Rochester from Raleigh, NC in summer 2007 after almost 13 years down there. It's a nice place and yes, it definitely has warmer weather but it's definitely not more affordable and the economy isn't really any better there these days either. If you have any kids I can almost garauntee you won't be happy with the schools there. They are good schools but the county-wide school system they are in is a MESS with bussing and constant reassignment of kids to different schools.

Too many people in Upstate NY think the south is just heaven and that moving there will make them happier; the grass isn't always greener folks.
That is true.......Even the crime that people complain about in some Upstate cities is not even as bad as similar sized cities in the South, regardless of demographics.
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Louisville, KY (depends on where you stand on South vs Midwest) is worth a shot
Alan if you live here now, where do you stand? Thank you for the mention by the way
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:25 PM
 
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Ahem. The OP wanted "reasonable commuting times." Unless you just enjoy sitting in your car three hours daily, Atlanta ain't it.

These are Southern cities that I, based on my travels, think have a great balance of reasonable COL, shorter commutes, a decent airport, and great overall quality of life: Nashville, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Richmond, Savannah, Charleston, Tallahassee, and Knoxville.
Does EVERYONE in Atlanta have a 3 hour commute? By astutely choosing your home location, you can minimize your commute in ANY city! I live in Mpls/St Paul. Most of my co-workers' commutes exceed 30 minutes: 45 is typical, some are an hour. Mine's 25, and that's on public transportation!
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:27 PM
 
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That is true.......Even the crime that people complain about in some Upstate cities is not even as bad as similar sized cities in the South, regardless of demographics.
I agree. Crime in Southern cities is typically spread out over most or all of the metropolitan area, whereas crime in the NE is confined to certain inner city neighborhoods.
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Old 02-12-2009, 01:37 PM
 
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the commutes are long because people choose too live a hour away from there jobs and then they wanna complain about the commute
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